CMV-Cruise and Maritime Voyages introduced 3 themed voyages for CMV's upcoming Australian season, including collaboration with Fringe World, a Military History Cruise, and a gin-themed voyage. The themed cruises will take place on CMV's newest fleetmate - the 1,220-passenger MS Vasco da Gama.
CMV is celebrating its 10th year of operations and offers a range of itineraries onboard Vasco da Gama which encourage Australians to explore their backyard. The vessel provides 40 cabins for solo cruisers.
Fringe on the Water. During her Fremantle homeporting, Vasco da Gama will be hosting a 1-night in-port festival which is part of Fringe World, the largest annual festival of Perth, on February 1, 2020. This will be the first-ever Fringe show onboard a cruise ship. Fringe performances will be hosted on Vasco da Gama, forming an in-port festival in Fremantle. The festival on Saturday, February 1, 2020, will feature a Fringe World headline act in the ship's main theatre, roving performers in the lounges and bars, DJs and live music into the early hours.
The Boutique Gin and Culinary Cruise is a 7-night journey from Adelaide to Fremantle, departing on January 6, 2020. The cruise will showcase the best local produce from South and Western Australia. There were less than 10 gin distilleries in Australia 5 years ago but that has currently increased to more than a hundred, due to rising popularity. This first-ever gin-themed ocean cruise will feature cooking demonstrations and lectures from gin experts from Giniversity and Adelaide Gin.
The 5-night Military History Cruise departs from Sydney on December 1, 2019. The voyage will feature onboard events programmed around the involvement of Australia in past conflicts. The trip will also feature shore excursions focussed on historic monuments and memorials in Melbourne. Passengers can expect lectures from ex-military personnel about military conflicts, research workshops with Virtual War Memorial Australia, war and military-themed trivia, as well as get-togethers with former service personnel.